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Unfinished version of Gears of War 3 leaked

Unfinished version of Gears of War 3 leaked

Epic has responded to news that an unfinished build of Gears of War 3 has leaked online.

Epic Games has responded to the news that an unfinished build of Gears of War 3 has leaked online by assuring fans that the pirated version is not representative of what the final quality will be.

Footage from a leaked version of Gears of War 3 appeared online over the weekend, showing plot spoilers and gameplay features that Epic had not yet announced.

'We have seen the reports of Gears of War 3 content being propped on the Web and working closely with our security teams and law enforcement to address the situation,' reads Epic and Microsoft's official statement.

'This content is not from a final build and is not representative of what fans will enjoy when the game launches worldwide on 20th September 2011.'

Gears of War 3 is just one in a string of big console releases to be leaked online prior to release. Earlier this year PlayStation 3 exclusive Killzone 3 was leaked, as well as a multiformat version of Crysis 2.

Gears of War 3 is currently set for release on September 20th, 2011 on Xbox 360. Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the forums.

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kylew 4th July 2011, 11:33 Quote
Blood PC gamers and their pirating ways!

Wait, what?
Gunsmith 4th July 2011, 11:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by kylew
Blood PC gamers and their pirating ways!

Wait, what?

thank you for making me cough tea all over my monitor laughin, now come clean it up xD
enciem 4th July 2011, 11:47 Quote
I bet the press print it as 'Game stolen by only group we're aware of - Lulzsec' ;)
Pete J 4th July 2011, 11:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by kylew
Blood PC gamers and their pirating ways!

Wait, what?
Quoted again just because I can!

Now that Epic have seen that piracy is just as rife on the Xbox, can we have a PC version please?
Centy-face 4th July 2011, 12:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by kylew
Blood PC gamers and their pirating ways!

Wait, what?

This is just too delicious. :D
Paradigm Shifter 4th July 2011, 12:14 Quote
I think the first thing they need to ask is, "Why did someone who works for us leak it? Are we treating our developers that badly, or is it simply someone doing it 'because they can'?"

Honestly, it's a total farce the way PC gamers get pilloried, when pre-release leaks are entirely down to the developer/publisher/distribution chain. And given how early this leak has happened, Epic has no one to blame but themselves.

(Not saying PC gamers are completely innocent - after all, those that choose to download it haven't been forced to. Having said that, in the culture we live in now, no one ever, ever stands up and says, "Yeah, it was my fault." - it's always "It wasn't me, it was him/her/it!" so Epic obviously aren't going to entertain the idea that they were at fault for the leak, it'll probably be put down to 'hackers' after they find an "unauthorised entry into our servers".)
Glix 4th July 2011, 12:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by Pete J
Quote:
Originally Posted by kylew
Blood PC gamers and their pirating ways!

Wait, what?
Quoted again just because I can!

Now that Epic have seen that piracy is just as rife on the Xbox, can we have a PC version please?

Falls on deaf ears, reality: crap pc games seem amazing to console gamers. :p

(I own a Gamecube so don't hate, Zelda was a gem)
MrJay 4th July 2011, 13:19 Quote
Loving the song in the trailer : )
BLC 4th July 2011, 13:20 Quote
What was it, footage or actual code? The first paragraph says it's an "unfinished build", then the next says that it was footage (as in, video footage) that appeared online. Which was it? If it was code, does it require special development hardware/software to compile or run, or will any modded console do?
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Originally Posted by Paradigm Shifter
<Post about finger-pointing>

QFT. About the last time I can remember that an eager fan actually managed to actively break in and download code was the Half-Life 2 "leak". It's usually someone within the company that's at fault for a leak.
GravitySmacked 4th July 2011, 13:32 Quote
I heard it would need a developer console to run on.
srgtherasta 4th July 2011, 14:20 Quote
ha bloody ha says a pc gamer
Zurechial 4th July 2011, 15:09 Quote
I used to love Epic. I grew up playing Jazz Jackrabbit and Unreal. Those games were a large part of my childhood and a large part of forming my tastes as a gamer. People like CliffyB and Tim Sweeney were amongst those iconic figures I looked up to as a youngster with a gaming obsession and an interest in games development.

..But as someone who has felt somewhat betrayed by Epic in recent years; as someone who feels that Epic is no longer the company it used to be; I have to admit to feeling the same kind of schadenfreude as others over this.

This will mean nothing for PC games, as much as we might like to think of it as some kind of "Hah! See, Epic? SEE?!" - It just means they'll tighten up their internal security; but I'm going to enjoy this schadenfreude.
Yes I am.
Cobalt 4th July 2011, 15:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by BLC
What was it, footage or actual code? The first paragraph says it's an "unfinished build", then the next says that it was footage (as in, video footage) that appeared online. Which was it? If it was code, does it require special development hardware/software to compile or run, or will any modded console do?

The code was leaked and then someone made footage of it in action. Reading millions of lines of code wouldn't do much good on its own.
borals 4th July 2011, 23:58 Quote
Maybe it was ICE-T ........... :O
feathers 5th July 2011, 00:14 Quote
EPIC made so many **** games back on the PC. Some of their games were so bad no one remembers them. I tried to like the unreal games but never liked them truly. The one good thing they did was leave PC gamers with the Unreal UDK engine which means many games developers more creative than EPIC are using it to produce for PC.
mars-bar-man 5th July 2011, 00:28 Quote
Bet they'll blame it on the PC still..

"PC's are to blame, they are what is needed to download this. We won't be bringing it to PC because of this, piracy is just too rife on PC."

Hopefully though, they'll see that consoles are actually the root of all evil and start bringing the games to PC, love GoW2 on Xbox.
johnnyboy700 5th July 2011, 08:28 Quote
They'll probably blame it on PC gamers so desperate to play their XBox only game that they jumped ship to the XBox and brought their evil pirate ways with them.

Bloody Epic, I wish I didn't enjoy GoW so much, I hate myself, I really do...
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